FedEx: Drop Off, Win Big Sweepstakes today!
The Sweepstakes is open, and your business can win $10,000*
Get ready to make every drop off count. Each package you drop off earns a sweepstakes entry for a chance to win a cash prize of $10,000 this holiday season.
Three grand prize
winners will receive
Ten first prize winners
Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is another non-profit for the community.
They offer many services to Black, Latino, and other minority companies. One of them is a grant service, and that is the MBA Endurance Fund. More details here.
✅ Comcast RISE – FEATURED
We are excited to share that Comcast has launched a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by people of color, who were hit hardest by the pandemic. Going beyond funding and one-time donations, Comcast RISE is helping latinx business owners take stock, rebuild, and achieve their goals now, and in the future.
Comcast RISE stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment”, and brings together two of the company’s brands — Comcast Business and Effectv, both with expertise in the small business space — to help empower business owners with the tools, expertise and resources needed to navigate the economic effects of the pandemic. Recipients will receive help with their marketing, media campaigns and creation of 30-second commercials, as well as website and tech upgrades.
Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Comcast RISE is now accepting applications from small businesses owned by people of color.
✅ Go to www.ComcastRISE.com to learn more and share with your favorite Latinx business owner, so that we may continue to rise, together.
1 MBB Pitch competition:
Applications are open for 1MBB Pitch Competition, where aspiring and existing Black entrepreneurs can pitch their startup idea for a chance to win $10K
Entrepreneurs and business owners will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize and/or be a Shopify Green Bag Winner, which includes a free eCommerce site build courtesy of Shopify. All participants are eligible for 1MBB Business Development services provided by a HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach.
The Youth Awards
The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school to college, to graduate school, and into their careers. Follow LOFT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Deadline is November 14th, 2021.
WomensNet is offering a $10K Amber Grant each month to a woman-owned business.
The Amber Grant is a monthly $10,000 grant. Additional smaller grants may be awarded as well. Women can apply at the Amber Grants for Women website, and winners are picked from a judging panel from WomensNet.
Tory Burch Fellows Program
The Tory Burch Fellows Program is a year-long program to help you lead, grow and scale your business. You will receive a $5,000 grant in addition to virtual education, workshops, and a peer network community where you can connect and share ideas with other fellows. Deadline is November 12th, 2021.
Beam is on a mission to advance women entrepreneurs striving to grow their companies. Founders can apply for funding consideration and get matched to Guardian Angels to support preparation for Deal Meetings with potential investors. Deadline is November 20th, 2021.
Fiserv + Clover Back2Business Grant Program
In partnership with AEO, the Fiserv + Clover Back2Business Grant Program will award grants of $10,000 to eligible Black- and minority-owned small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting recession. Applicants must be located in Detroit or Washington, DC. Deadline is December 31, 2021.
The Doonie Fund
The Doonie Fund makes micro investments (less than $1000) to Black Women entrepreneurs. Potential grantees must: self-identify as a member of the African Diaspora, self-identify as a “woman” and/or non-binary, own a business based in the United States, and have an established, active web presence.